NORTH PARK — A Northside College Prep junior has gained the Congressional Institute’s visual arts competitors.

Katherrin Amber Billordo was the 4th Congressional District winner for the competitiveness, which is held each spring to recognize and persuade artist talent. She submitted a mixed-media piece titled “Before and After” which depicts scenes before and following the coronavirus pandemic in Chicago.

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“My mom was ecstatic. She came in this article from Mexico,” Billordo claimed. “We’re 1st-era [Americans], so she was extremely happy of me. The purpose why she arrived to this state is for the reason that it’s stuffed with prospects and assets. She was happy of me and my operate and incredibly grateful for this levels of competition getting obtainable in the 1st spot.”

Billordo’s artwork will be displayed for 1 yr in the Capitol together with successful artwork from pupils from across the United States. Considering that the level of competition began in 1982, much more than 650,000 superior school college students have participated. Winners are recognized in their district and at an once-a-year awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, a Democrat symbolizing portions of Chicago, congratulated Billordo for her creativeness through a tricky 12 months when many folks, which include pupils, have been stuck at home. 

“For the following yr, every single time I walk from my office environment to the ground of the House of Representatives to vote, I will be happy to see Katherrin’s perform displayed,” Garcia reported.

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